The Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs meet Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET and the game is televised on CBS. The Browns head into this regular-season opener looking to snap an ugly run. They’re 0-15-1 in Week 1 since 2005, and they’re 5-15-1 against the spread in their previous 21 Week 1 games.
The defending AFC champion Chiefs have no such bad luck in Week 1, or otherwise lately. They covered the spread in each of their past four regular-season openers, while going 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games in September. CHIEFS is a great play in the regular-season opener in this replay of last season’s AFC Divisional Round playoff game. The public has been all over the Browns, and it’s a bit misguided. Perhaps some bettors are looking at last season’s 22-17 playoff game near-miss by the Browns in Kansas City, but remember, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was knocked out of that game for a large chunk. Backup QB Chad Henne finished up and the Chiefs still won the game.